72. Preparation for Generating Bodhicitta VII — Dedication
Longchen Nyingtik Meditation 72
Take refuge and arouse bodhicitta.
In your mind visualize all the virtuous roots that you and others have accumulated in the three times including the seven-branch offering from prostration to dedication. Gather these virtues and dedicate them to the enlightenment of all sentient beings. Recite the verses in sutras and tantras composed by sublime beings, such as:
Just as the warrior Manjushri attained omniscience,
And Samantabhadra too
All these merits now I dedicate
To train and follow in their footsteps.
As all the victorious buddhas of past, present, and future
Praise dedication as supreme,
So now I dedicate all these roots of virtue
For all beings to perfect Good Actions.
What little virtue I have gathered through my homage,
Through offering, confession, and rejoicing,
Through exhortation and prayer—all of it
I dedicate to the enlightenment of all beings!
Rest in a state of seeing all phenomena as devoid of self-nature.
Dedicate the merit of your practice to all sentient beings.